One of my favourite things about doing custom wedding dresses is meeting people that you instantly click with. Amanda was one such bride. From our first meeting over coffee on Whyte Avenue I knew that I was going to love working with her over the next few months. She is a bright bubbly person, who didn’t want a traditional wedding dress. She wanted something that would reflect her and her autumn vintage wedding. She wanted a yellow wedding dress. And I had the perfect fabric! A couple yards of vintage yellow dotted tulle that I had been saving for the right dress. I knew at once that it was meant for Amanda.
Thus began the task of finding the right yellows to go with the tulle, both as an underlayer and in lace. I have tea dyed lace before, but this time I experimented with using dye, which resulted in a slightly dyed saucepan! Below are a few of the first experiments.
I tried different concentrations and mixing it with different types of tea. In the end, it was peppermint tea that gave us the perfect shade of creamy ivory to go with the yellow. It complimented both the vintage tulle and Amanda’s complexion.
Here is a sneak peak at the final result. Everything came together perfectly. The lace, the vibrant cotton underneath, the pale vintage yellow tulle with its delicate flowers, all tied together with an ivory grosgrain ribbon. And then the shoes! The instant Amanda pulled them out of the box, we knew they were the perfect shoes!
Amanda looks stunning in her custom autumn vintage wedding dress.
Photography by Kandise Brown
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